Blockchain Exchange Huobi Appoints Chris Lee As VP Global Business Development

Job Appointments | May 22, 2018 By:

Hong Kong’s Huobi Group, a blockchain asset solutions provider, has appointed former OKEx CEO Chris Lee as Board Secretary and VP of global business development. In this role, Lee will lead Huobi Group’s global mergers and acquisitions strategy and oversee the development of international teams.

Leon Li, the CEO and founder of Huobi Group, said he was “confident in Chris’s passion and ability to help us capture this blue ocean opportunity.”

“Licenses and guidelines will lead to more product diversification and participation,” said Lee. “We will likely see growth in both utility and security tokens, digital asset-related financial derivatives, and the digitization of physical assets. These are all massive markets that we want to capture to maintain our first-mover advantage.”

He added: “I am a big believer in blockchain technology and view exchanges as the heart of the industry. Huobi Group has built a strong foundation, from the popularity of its exchange to the investments the company has made in the global blockchain ecosystem. The combination of the team’s technical expertise with industry-leading marketing and operational abilities positions it to become the Goldman Sachs of this new era in finance. If done properly, Huobi may even be bigger than Goldman one day.”